Monthly Archives: November 2014

Beware of Toxins Emitted From Hand Blenders

The results of a recent study come from an accidental discovery in a previous study that analyzed organic pollutant levels in cat food. Trace amounts of chlorinated paraffins were found in the cat food and traced back to a hand blender that was used to mix the food. As a result, the researchers decided to study hand blenders in a…

Sandi’s Chocolate Pumpkin Treats

For a treat that satisfies your sweet tooth without adding on the pounds, these chocolate pumpkin cups are the perfect choice. I keep them on hand for a sweet treat without the sugar. These chocolate cups have only 0.5 teaspoons of sugar (that includes sugar that breaks down from starchy carbohydrates), as calculated using my sugar tracker calculation from my…

Roasted Brussels Sprout Leaves and Leeks

I have found that even the most devote Brussels sprouts haters actually love to eat the leaves. That’s good news because these nutritious veggies are so good for you and your liver. I like to use my hands when preparing this dish because it adds an extra touch of love. 20 minutes to prepare and cook Serves 6 1 pound…

Childhood Obesity Linked to Early and Frequent Antibiotic Use

Antibiotic overuse during childhood is rampant. Most physicians, often at the parent’s urging, will prescribe an antibiotic for colds, flu, and ear infections even though antibiotic prescription is not indicated in such cases. Antibiotics are unnecessary for these common childhood ailments, and their overuse has far-reaching negative effects. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical…

Fresh Cranberry Relish Delight

This delicious relish is a new twist on an old favorite. A refreshing hint of sweet without all the sugar, this cranberry delight is sure to please. 15 minutes to prepare Serves 16 1 large unpeeled orange, cut into wedges and seeded One 12-ounce package Fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained 1 apple, chopped 1 cup pecans ½ cup fresh orange…

My New Public Television Special Airing Nationwide

Have you heard? Skinny Gut, Vibrant You begins airing nationwide next week, and I couldn’t be more excited. The path to weight loss success starts here! So many people ask me the secret to losing weight and keeping it off—an issue I struggled with for a long time. Today, I am here to tell you that you are not entirely…

Guilt-Free, Grain-Free Stuffing

Homemade stuffing is one of the biggest temptations at Thanksgiving dinner for those of us who are limiting grains and starches. But rest assured that I have a delicious breadless stuffing option that you and your family will love. 60 minutes to prepare and cook Serves 6 1 large sweet potato or yam, diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 slices…

Book Review and Giveaway—I Quit Sugar

We are all familiar with the enticing pull of sugar—sweet desserts, succulent fruits, and refreshing juices have graced our lips on numerous occasions. If you are among the many who fear you could never give up your sweet treats, I have a book for you. I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson is a complete 8-week program that gradually weans you…